Portugal Could Join Business Visa Program Under House Bill

Law360, Washington (December 3, 2019, 6:24 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday easily passed a bill that would add Portugal to the list of dozens of countries whose citizens can apply for short-term visas for trade and investment, if the Portuguese government allows similar access for U.S. businesspeople.

The Amigos Act — short for the Advancing Mutual Interests and Growing Our Success Act — would make Portuguese nationals eligible to seek entry to the United States under the E-1 program, which allows businesspeople to enter the country to conduct substantial international trade, and the E-2 program, which lets foreign investors visit to direct or develop a...

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